Sunday, June 15, 2008

My (Reluctant) Bracelet Model

I'm a jewelry designer with 2 internet venues, so I have been learning that in addition to creating my pieces, I have to photograph them in ways that will showcase them for the viewing public.

I purchased jewelry manequins, and pretty little pillows, and have created other props from stuff lying around in curio cabinets here at the house.

But I balked at buying one of those fancy acrylic arms to pose my bracelets on, because:

1) they aren't life-size, so they make the bracelets look a little bigger than they truly are (just like my &%$@ ear model does for my earrings - they all look HUGE on that thing)

2) the photos just look kind of weird to me.

But when my Sandfibers bracelet arrived last week (thanks, CD!), Bailey was eagerly watching me open the box, just like every other package, as if THIS would be the one that contained dog biscuits. When he saw that, once again, there were no biscuits, he slumped onto the bed and started pouting. So, naturally, the next thing I did was lay the bracelet across his nose, and to my surprise he just lay there, so I grabbed the camera and took some photos.

And he wears it well, huh? The colors are perfect for him!

So let me see if I have this straight:
Hats?     No.
Bunny ears?     Absolutely not.
Jewelry?     Sure, Mom.

And no, I am not going to start shooting all my bracelets this way - I can just see the posts in the Etsy Forums now! Kinda like when Sally gets kissed by Snoopy in Peanuts: "Yuck! Dog germs! Dog germs!"


Adina said...

The bracelet it beautiful - and those are just his colors! :-)

Carol Dean said...

Dog germs are good for the soul!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks adina, and I totally agree CD - bring on the dog germs!

Bailey said...

Why does you keep embarassing me like this? I will NOT be mocked!

Jean Hutter said...

Great photo and wonderful bracelet tt.

MyFairLadyVT4 said...

Ha, that's so cute. CD's bracelet looks great on him/her. My dog would chew it up. He did that once with a bracelet I made for my mother in law. Yikes.

:-) MaryLou said...

I so miss our golden retriever. :-(

She was the most patient dog. My husband was always posing her with stuff, and she'd just lie there and let him do it.

Check this out:

Sweet Freedom said...

That's a fabulous pic, marylou - our pups look like twins -
Sorry for your loss...

Sweet Freedom said...

A bracelet-chewing dog? Yikes is right!

PinkPoochDesigns said...

Oh, Bailey you are such a cute model for your mommy. Tell her I think you need to be in more pictures with her jewelry.

Gorgeous Bracelet!!